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More I/O capabilities with the Productivity1000 Stackable Micro PLC
The Productivity1000 PLC provides communications, user-friendly programming, integrated data storage, and a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules in a super-compact size.
The micro-modular P1000 PLC system supports up to 8 I/O modules for a total of 128 discrete I/O or 48 analog I/O.
Newly added direct current P1000 modules include 16- and 15-pt VDC models, and 8- and 16-pt VAC/VDC input versions.
120-240 VAC, 8-point input and output modules have been added; and new analog I/O includes RTD 4-channel input and combination 4-channel input, 2-channel output, 0-20 mA and 0-10 VDC modules.
Starting at $33.50, I/O modules are auto-discovered and easily added / removed. There are no module placement restrictions and no power budget limitations. QR (Quick Response) codes are printed on each module for latest specs and wiring.
U-Frame, L-Frame and Harsh Duty Fork Sensors
Fork sensors (slot sensors) are U or L shaped through-beam object detecting sensors that have the transmitter and receiver built into the opposing "fork" arms of the sensor housing.
New PS series fork sensor additions include harsh duty U-frame sensors for food applications, L-frame or angled fork sensors for unique mounting situations, and fork sensors for liquid detection.
Depending on model, PS series fork sensors are available in visible red, infrared and laser lighting and in sensing ranges from 5mm to 220 mm.
Fork sensor advantages include ease of installation with only one connection point, and operational reliability and repeatability with transmitter and receiver built into the same housing.
Starting at $86.00, all PS series fork sensors are IEC IP67-rated, have cULus approval and are CE, RoHs and REACH compliant. Harsh duty sensors are also IP69k rated.
Graphical Panel Meters
Trumeter graphical panel meters measure voltage, current or frequency and provide analog meter-style visual and accurate numeric readings.
Measurement options include 0-600 AC or DC voltage, current at 0-5A direct or 0-9,999A via transducer, and frequency from 2 to 400 Hz. The panel meter provides two independent alarm outputs and two fully scaled analog monitor outputs.
The 40-segment programmable bar graph display has a four-character custom message/alarm area, a large 4-digit measurement display area and a starburst display area for annunciators and alarms.
The dynamic display backlight can be set for brightness and to flash or change color (red, green, white) at a specific measurement range. Two LCD options are available, positive LCD for bright conditions or negative LCD for dark environments.
Trumeter graphical panel meters start at $64.00.
Patlite LR4 Series 40mm Stacklight Tower Lights
LR4 Series Tower Lights have a modular "Twist and Lock" system that easily customizes and reconfigures LED modules and sound modules. Pre-assembled 2, 3 and 4 tier LED modules are available, and a fifth tier can be added.
LED modules are interchangeable and color sequences are changeable by adding or removing up to 5 color module choices even after installation, and with no tools needed. LED modules of the same color within a signal tower will light up simultaneously. Prism-cut lens design enhances LED visibility from any direction.
LED module colors correspond to color coordinated wiring so re-wiring is not necessary. An optional alarm module is available with adjustable volume and selectable sound patterns. The maximum sound volume is 85dB at 1 meter.
LR4 series tower lights start at $65.00 and are NEMA type 4X and 13 rated.
StrideLinx Cloud Notify License for Remote Alarms and Messages
The new StrideLinx Cloud Notify License is an add-on service that provides remote "alarm" emails and push notifications when control limits are exceeded on HMI / PLC devices connected to the StrideLinx VPN router. The service provides customized alarm names, priority level and instructions for each alarm, and customized alarm recipients.
This license is a one-time $210.00 purchase and a free 30-day trial is available.
StrideLinx provides secure, reliable access over the "industrial internet" to field devices for the remote visibility needed in today's connected world. Cloud connect any Ethernet-ready devices at a reasonable, low cost. Connect to multiple site locations all from one browser to monitor or troubleshoot multiple systems without requiring an on-site visit.
Thermal Overload Relays for Fuji Contactors
New Fuji TK26E Series Thermal Overload Relays for 9 to 25A contactors protect motor windings from burning due to overloads, locked rotor current, or open-phases. Maintenance and inspection safety has been improved by employing a finger protection mechanism to cover exposed terminals (conforms to DIN 57106) and the tripped status of the overload relay can be visually checked with ease. A high-precision scale for the current adjustment dial enables easy and exact current setting.
Isolated normally open and normally closed contacts can be used with different potentials. The relays can be manually tripped and a trip-free mechanism is also provided. Mounting base units (TZ1H26E) can be added to enable separate mounting of the relays.
Fuji TK26E overload relays are $25.00, have a 1-year warranty, and are UL and cUL listed and CE compliant.
Continuous Flexing Cut-to-Length Motor Supply Cables
igus Chainflex® continuous flexing CF30 and CF31 motor supply cables are specifically designed, tested, and manufactured to be exposed to constant flexing; providing a cable service life between 5 million and 10 million cycles.
The cables are available with 4 unshielded (CF30 series) or 4 shielded (CF31 series) conductors in 16 AWG to 2 AWG sizes. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexing applications. Conductor insulation is a black TPE mixture that is sunlight and oil resistant and flame retardant. Chainflex cables have a unique jacket tear strip that allows the outer jacket to be easily stripped back from the conductors to the desired length.
Starting at $1.41 per foot, cables are cut to length in one-foot increments (10 / 20-foot minimum with no cut charges). The price per foot is the same per cable type regardless of length ordered.
Multifunction Power Meters
DIRIS A Power Meters from Socomec are easy to install and use power measurement devices with extended functionality for measuring electrical values in low voltage networks. Socomec power meters offer solutions for industry, infrastructure and data centers and provide reduced costs, reduced production losses, improved efficiency and enhanced performance.
With a large backlit screen, these power meters display key power system values, and direct access keys (four to six depending on the model) are used to access functions required for energy efficiency projects and electrical distribution monitoring.
DIN-rail-mountable (A10) and panel mount (A20) multifunction meter versions are available, and all units are equipped with an integrated test function used to detect incorrect wiring.
Multifunction power meters start at $215.75 and have a 1-year warranty.
UL 1008 Rated Manual Transfer Disconnect Switches
Socomec SIRCOVER UL 1008 rated manual transfer switches provide safe transfer and are extremely durable and tested and approved for use in the most demanding applications, such as resistive load or total system applications. The switches provide reliable operation with a double breaking per pole sliding bar contacts system.
SIRCOVER manual transfer switches have three stable, completely isolated positions and feature 2, 3 and 4-pole configurations; 100A, 260A and 400A ratings, with 240VAC and 600VAC max operation voltage (AC) ratings.
Accessories include direct and external handles, external shafts, bridging bars, auxiliary contacts and terminal protection screens and lugs.
UL 1008 manual transfer switches start at $289.00 and have a 1-year warranty. These transfer switches are not to be used as motor disconnects.
SureStep Integrated Stepper Motors and Drives
Integrated stepper motors and drives save panel space, require less wiring and are less expensive.
The new SureStep® integrated drive/motor units provide accurate micro-stepping position, speed control and require only 2 components, power supply and integrated stepper motor/drive. Standard and Advanced motor/drives are available.
The advanced motor/drives can operate with traditional high-speed inputs, but can also be commanded via 0-5V analog input. An internal indexer can accomplish point-to-point moves controlled via ASCII communication.
Free SureMotion Pro drive configuration software is available for Advanced integrated motor/drives to easily configure and setup the drive, including drive, motion control mode, I/O, and motor. A Status Monitor screen aids in troubleshooting alarms and faults.
SureStep integrated motor/drives start at $97.00.
High Density 6mm Width Signal Conditioners
ProSense® SC6 Series signal conditioners are housed in a narrow 6mm width package that allows high density mounting on a 35mm DIN rail to optimize panel space.
Models are available for conversion of standard DC voltage and current signals, bipolar signals, thermocouples, and RTDs. Isolation eliminates ground loop problems.
The SC6 Series includes single channel, two channel and signal splitter models. Power options include an in-rail power bus, loop powered output, as well as models that are powered directly from the input signal.
These 6mm conditioners offer excellent accuracy and fast response, a wide operating temperature range and are suitable for high vibration environments.
All models are UL Listed as well as FM approved for use in Class 1 Division 2 hazardous locations.
6mm signal conditioners start at $69.00.
Enclosure Deep-Hinged HMI Window Doors
Universal deep-hinged doors offer a viewing window for clear visibility and are ideal for protecting HMI and keypad operator devices while allowing monitoring of these devices. These doors with polycarbonate windows are available in various sizes to fit compatible Hubbell-Wiegmann NEMA 3R, 4, 4X or 12 rated enclosures.
The viewing windows allow the operator to monitor the devices while the door is latched shut,
keeping them protected during operation. The doors have quarter-turn style latching for easy access,
concealed hinges with removable pins, and are fabricated from 14-gauge carbon steel with a light-textured gray finish or 14-gauge polished 304 stainless steel.
A drill template and mounting hardware is provided, and poured-in-place gaskets seal both the door and the mounting surface.
Universal deep-hinged window doors start at $358.00.
Pneumatic Pushbuttons combine valve bodies and electrical contact blocks
ECP series 22mm pneumatic pushbuttons and switches are used with EVP series valve bodies to create manual valve assemblies, or hybrid electro-pneumatic actuators. These operators allow mounting up to two 3-way valves, or one valve and one to three ECX series electrical contact blocks. The operators fit in a standard 22mm pushbutton hole.
Available pneumatic pushbutton operators start at $2.75 and include momentary flush & extended pushbuttons, mushroom pushbuttons (also key operated), double-headed pushbuttons, and knob selector and key selector switches.
The EVP series manual valves also function as pneumatic limit switches. These plunger valves are available in roller, one-way roller, thru panel and flush mounting versions. Starting at $16.00, the valves have 5/32-inch push-to-connect connections in axial or side port configurations.
More BRX Discrete and Analog I/O Expansion Modules
BRX I/O expansion modules add digital and analog I/O as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or the new BRX remote I/O controller.
Three new 32-point BRX discrete I/O and five analog I/O expansion modules as well as three new BRX temperature input modules have been added. Three 4-channel analog input and two 4-channel analog output modules are now available with current and voltage signal options. Current signal ranges are 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA; voltage ranges are 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, +/- 5 VDC, +/- 10 VDC. Max input and output signal resolution is 16-bits. Also added are 8-channel thermocouple input, 6-channel RTD input and 8-channel Thermistor input modules; all with 16-bit resolution. BRX analog I/O expansion modules start at $134.00.
Remote I/O for the BRX Micro PLC System
BRX Remote I/O controllers allow thousands of additional I/O to be added to your system. Each remote controller unit can be expanded with up to eight I/O expansion modules providing 256 I/O points per remote rack. Six controller versions are available and are designed to work seamlessly with Do-more! systems, DirectLOGIC ERM modules or any Modbus Client/Master device. Supported protocols include Do-more! Ethernet Remote I/O, HOST Ethernet Remote I/O, Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. All units have a built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. Modbus I/O units also have an onboard RS-485 port with removable 3-pin connector.
Both 120-240 VAC and 12-24 VDC powered units are available; the AC powered units include an integral 24VDC auxiliary output power supply.
BRX remote I/O controllers start at $159.00.
StrideLinx Secure Remote Access Premium Branding License
The new StrideLinx Premium Branding License allows the creation of a custom company IoT platform with a user-specified domain name, the company logo on the login screen, and customized support and contact information. The Premium Branding license is $1,850.00 (one-time charge).
StrideLinx provides secure access over the "industrial internet" to remotely connect, monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices.
The StrideLinx platform consists of three types of VPN routers and two antenna sets (Wifi and cellular). 5GB monthly data bandwidth is included free.
StrideLinx Cloud subscription options, including additional bandwidth (up to 50GB), cloud data logging, and the new Premium Branding license provide added services to StrideLinx remote access.
VFD Cut-to-Length Cable
VFD cable is used to organize and protect the input and motor
power wiring for variable frequency drives. It is specially designed using grounding, shielding & insulation to reduce VFD-related interference (EMI) on nearby equipment.
AutomationDirect VFD cables utilize cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) conductor insulation with Class K, flexible stranded tinned annealed copper conductors. XLPE insulation can withstand voltages as much as 3x higher than standard PVC/nylon insulation for VFD cables.
VFD cable is available with 4-conductors (including ground) in 16 AWG to 2 AWG sizes, and is 1000V rated for use with 460 volt drives.
VFD cable starts at $2.20 / ft. and is available in cut-to-length one-foot increments with minimum 10 to 20-foot lengths depending on wire size. There are no cut charges and no shipping charges (on orders over $49).
Fuji Electric AR30 Series 30mm Pilot Devices
Fuji Electric AR30 pilot devices include a selection of 30mm pushbuttons, non-illuminated as well as illuminated, with flush round heads, extended round heads, and mushroom style heads. Other 30mm pilot devices include emergency stop pushbuttons, selector switches, pilot lights, joysticks, and buzzers. AR30 pilot devices can be mounted on panels from 1 to 6mm thick in panel cutouts of 30.5 mm diameter. Fuji AR30 pilot devices provide quick snap-on replacement of contact blocks and can be wired in horizontal and vertical directions making wiring in narrow spaces easier. The AR30 devices include a terminal cover for added safety; available oil and dust-proof operator modules are IP65-rated. Fuji 30mm pilot devices start at $11.50, have a one-year warranty and are UL listed and CSA, CE/RoHS approved.
Cut to length multi-conductor cables in 1-foot increments
Bulk multi-conductor industrial automation cable is now available cut to length in one-foot increments from 20 to 5000 ft.
Cut-to-length cable eliminates waste and lowers cost (only as much cable as required is purchased). With a low minimum cut length of 20 feet, the price per foot per cable type is the same regardless of length ordered. There are no cut charges (and no shipping charges on orders over $49). Cable is cut to length at AutomationDirect's own UL Certified respooling facility and is available for same day shipping if ordered by 6:00pm ET.
Cut-to-length cable types include flexible portable cord, RS232/ RS422/ RS485 data cable, flexible control (tray) cable, instrumentation cable, continuous flexing control cable, and continuous flexing industrial Ethernet cable.
Cut-to-length cables start at $0.30 / ft. (20-foot minimum) with standard 30-day return policy.
WDP series definite purpose contactors
Definite purpose (DP) contactors are designed for application-specific use to provide compact load control that can handle lower locked rotor switching needs.
WDP series DP contactors provide compact load control in applications such as HVAC, compressors, pumps, resistive heating, power supplies, refrigeration equipment, food service equipment, motors, compressors and welding.
Starting at $7.25, these reliable control components are available in 1- or 3-phase configurations at coil voltages from 24 to 480VAC. Contactor current capacity is up to 60A with 1-, 2-, and 3-pole configurations at 25A, 30A, and 40A; and 3-pole configurations at 50A and 60A.
Terminal box lug connections each have quick connect/disconnect terminals; and optional auxiliary contact blocks mount on WDP series contactors to serve as secondary switches.
Mini Stopper and Stopper Bolt Precision Limit Switches
Mini stopper limit switches from Metrol incorporate a mechanical stop along with the limit switch function, eliminating the need for a separate stop in many applications. With 10 micron repeatability, long service life, and high contact force, these stainless steel switches are ideal for use in precision indexing/positioning applications.
Stopper bolt limit switches can take the place of a stop bolt and a separate switch for indication. Metrol stopper bolt precision limit switches incorporate a mechanical stop along with the limit switch function and provide 2 tasks with one device by housing a high-accuracy built-in switch in a stopper bolt.
These are designed to have the sensed parts come to a stop against them and not damage the switch.
Mini stopper limit switches start at $35.00 and stopper bolt limit switches are priced from $48.00. Both have a one-year warranty.
Limit Switches for Safety Applications from IDEM
Starting at $20.50, safety limit switches from IDEM provide positively operated switching contacts to verify the position of machine elements or other moving parts for safety related purposes. A wide range of housing types are available, and each offers a variety of actuation mechanisms, such as plungers, rollers and levers, all with precise operating points.
HLM series limit switches with heavy duty zinc aluminum die-cast bodies and LSPS series limit switches with standard duty plastic bodies have IP67 ratings and 1/2-inch NPT conduit fittings.
The HLM-SS series of heavy duty stainless steel limit switches has an IP69K rating (ideal for high temperature washdown) and 1/2-inch NPT fittings.
LSMM series (die-cast zinc aluminum body) and LSPM series (plastic body) are compact size switches with 2m pigtails and IP67 ratings (suitable for washdown).
STRIDE Serial / Ethernet Modbus Gateways
STRIDE® Modbus Gateways provide the bridge between Modbus RTU/ASCII (Serial) products and
Modbus TCP (Ethernet) products.
The gateway converts bidirectionally between Modbus RTU or Modbus ASCII protocols and Modbus TCP. The compact STRIDE gateway features 1 or 2 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports and 1, 2, or 4 Industrial serial ports. The Ethernet ports each support up to 16 TCP devices, client or server.
Serial ports each support up to 128 slave devices or 1 master device and provide a high serial isolation voltage of 2kV. There is a DIP switch selectable termination resistor for the RS-485 mode.
STRIDE gateways, with compact metal housings, have a wide temperature range of -40 to +75 deg C and a Class 1 Div 2 Hazloc rating (UL61010).
The three models of the STRIDE MB Gateway are priced from $185.00 and have a 5-year warranty.
Failsafe Force Guided Relays
Force guided relays are electromechanical switching devices that offer safe operation via mechanically linked contacts to ensure that all contacts move at the same time, and prevent movement if any contact is immobilized.
Dold force guided relays have at least one NC contact set and one NO contact set.
Dold force guided relays are available with up to 6 poles in several NO/NC combinations with 5A contact rating, and provide a large wire cross-section (12-24 AWG) to reduce thermal load on wires.
Mounting options include 35mm DIN rail mount integrated relay modules or mounting socket with plug-in relay; the relays include diode protection and modules provide LED indication.
Force guided relays are priced from $12.00 and relay modules start at $29.00.
IronHorse Left Hand Shaft Cast Iron Worm Gearboxes
IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes (worm gear speed reducers) are mechanical power transmission drive components that can drive a load at a reduced fixed ratio of the motor speed. The IronHorse worm gearbox line now includes left hand shaft models in four frame sizes, and six gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1. Constructed of cast iron one-piece housings, the worm gearboxes feature a C-flange input. Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, worm gearboxes are used when space is at a premium, such as for conveyors, or to simplify mechanical design. IronHorse gearboxes are mountable in any direction, except motor pointing up. Prices start at $147; the full line is normally available for same-day shipping and is backed by a one-year warranty. Worm gear reducer mounting bases are also available for ease of installation.
Complete Stratus Vortex Cooler Assemblies
New Stratus® Vortex Cooler kits include everything needed to implement enclosure cooling. The kits include Stratus vortex cooler with distribution tube and muffler, a Stego adjustable thermostat, a NITRA pneumatic filter/regulator with NITRA 5-micron filter element and a NITRA 2-way 2-position solenoid valve. Stratus vortex cooler kits are priced at $349.00.
Stratus vortex coolers have cooling capacities from 500 to 2,500 BTUH; vortex cooler advantages include small physical size, cools without refrigerants (no CFCs, HCFCs), exceptionally reliable with no moving parts and vortex coolers are suitable for harsh environments. The all stainless steel Stratus vortex cooler mounts in a single 3/4" electrical conduit knockout, and relief valves and seals are built-in which enable the units to maintain the sealed nature of NEMA 4, NEMA 4X and NEMA 12 enclosures.
Igus Polymer Bearings and Hard-Anodized Aluminum Shafts
Available in 4 shaft diameters in fixed and self-aligning housings, igus® DryLin R series polymer bearings (from $6.00) provide a low-cost alternative to recirculating ball bearings and are suitable for wet or dirty environments.
igus igubal series mounted spherical bearings are lubrication and maintenance-free and are lighter and more economical than traditional mounted spherical bearings. Starting at $10.25, these bearings are available in 5 mounting configurations to fit 4 common shaft sizes.
igus iglide series plain sleeve and flange bearings (from $6.75) fit shafts from 1/4 to 1 inch and are economical, dry-running, maintenance free and an excellent choice for a wide range of motion applications.
Starting at $9.25, igus DryLin R series hard-anodized aluminum shafts in both round and fully-supported shafting are specifically designed for DryLin R linear polymer bearings.
STEGO enclosure fan hoods, heaters, thermostats and LED lighting
New hose-proof hoods (from $114.00) fit existing filter fans and the newer Filter Fan Plus line and are designed to increase the UL protection class to Type 4X.
New hazardous area heaters (starting at $137.00) augment existing heaters and are more compact with more wattage options. These compact 50W to 200W convection heaters are used in hazardous areas to prevent formation of condensation and frost in electrical enclosures and measuring equipment.
New compact mechanical hazardous-area thermostats ($91.00) offer a high response accuracy, small switching difference, and long service life for the regulation of heaters deployed in hazardous areas.
STEGO Ecoline LED Lights (from $43.00) require no special cables or connectors and add a new clip mount option and a no-switch option that allows use of an independent switching device.
Marathon Stainless Steel and Jet Pump Motors
New Marathon Powerwash SXT washdown duty motors are designed for use in food and beverage processing and other washdown environments. The all stainless-steel totally enclosed motors are available in single and three-phase. C-face with rigid base (footed) and C-face footless mounting options are available. Marathon stainless steel motor prices start at $309.00.
Jet pump motors are commonly used in commercial and industrial water treatment and processing applications to power centrifugal and hydraulic pumps. Marathon jet pump motors are available in single and three-phase, and in TEFC and Open Drip Proof (ODP) designs. Marathon jet pump motors start at $139.00.
The ODP design allows air to circulate through the motor windings for cooling and increased efficiency, but prevents drops of liquid from falling into the motor.
New SureMotion Linear Shafts, Shaft Supports and Rotary Shafts
SureMotion® precision ground linear shafts are available in C1060 medium-carbon steel or 440C stainless steel. Starting at $7.75, the linear shafts are available in 12, 24, 36-inch lengths and 0.5", 0.75", 1.0" diameters.
SureMotion linear shaft supports, starting at $9.50, offer superior shaft holding strength and are available in standard-height 6061 T6 black and low-profile 6061 T6 gray hard-anodized aluminum designs. The removable-top design allows easy removal of the shaft while maintaining alignment.
SureMotion hardened rotary shafts (from $2.50) are precision ground for exceptional straightness, and accurate diameters. Models are available in diameters up to 3/4 inch and precut lengths up to 36 inches.
303 stainless steel grooved rotary shafts, starting at $3.25 and available in 3" to 12" lengths, are grooved for retaining rings with spacings to fit typical bearings.
IronHorse MTR2 series rolled-steel 56HC-frame AC motors up to 3hp
New MTR2 series IronHorse® general purpose, rolled-steel motors are available in 1-phase and 3-phase versions and offer better performance specifications, improved cosmetic appearance and quieter operation. Nameplates include 60 & 50Hz specifications and reverse wiring instructions.
New single-phase MTR2 rolled-steel motors are available in 1800 RPM, 115/230 VAC models. The motors are 56C frame, TEFC, and provide rigid base or C-face mounting.
The 3-phase 208-230/460 VAC MTR2 motors are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models with TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) frames, cast aluminum end bells and removable mounting bases.
MTR2-series motors start at $83.00, have a two-year warranty, meet RoHS and Low Voltage Directives, and are CSA and CE approved. Available accessories include bases, junction boxes, fans and fan shrouds.
Continuous Flexing Control Cable
Continuous flexing CF5 and CF6 multi-conductor control cables from igus are specifically designed, tested, and manufactured to be exposed to constant flexing; providing a cable service life between 5 million and 10 million cycles.
Starting at $10.25 for a 20-foot coil, igus Chainflex® cables are available with 3 to 25 unshielded (CF5 series) or 4 to 12 shielded (CF6 series) conductors in 20 AWG to 14 AWG sizes. Chainflex cable is sold in 20, 50, 100, 250 and 500 ft. lengths.
Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexing applications. Conductor insulation is high-quality black TPE or PVC, and cable outer jackets are flame retardant and resistant to sunlight and oil penetration.
Chainflex cables have a unique jacket tear strip that allows the outer jacket to be easily stripped back from the conductors to the desired length.
Extended Sensing Range AC Powered Inductive Proximity Sensors
New V3 series AC powered proximity sensors are now available in 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sizes with extended sensing ranges. These sensors operate on 20-250 VAC/VDC input voltage with N.O. and N.C. output options available. The sensors are short-circuit protected and have a yellow LED status indicator that is output energized. Sensing distances range from 2mm shielded and 4mm unshielded for 8mm sensors to 12mm shielded and 18mm unshielded for 30mm sensors. Axial cable and 1/2 in. micro AC quick-disconnect models are available and all sensors are IP67 protection rated. AC powered V3 series sensors start at $37.00 and are backed by a lifetime warranty.
More Discrete I/O Modules for Productivity2000 PLCs
The Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available.
New DC discrete I/O modules (starting at $50.00) include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and 16-point modules and four isolated commons for the 32-point module.
The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports for $255. Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports support programming and client/server connections (Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP).
Free Productivity Suite software features tag name memory addressing and ladder logic with function block programming.
New Safety Mats, Edges and Relays from ASO Safety Solutions
ASO innovative safety mats, edges and specialized safety relays protect people and machinery from harm.
Safety mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor). ASO safety mats provide a wide horizontal detection area for personnel. The safety function is triggered when a person steps on the mat. Tapered or straight edge styles allow configuration flexibility. ASO safety mats start at $285.00.
Starting at $36.00, safety edges can be used on any surface, usually near possible crushing or shearing points and are touch-sensitive devices that detect presence at possible danger points. The safety function is triggered when a person or object contacts the edge.
The ASO Safety Solutions safety relay module ($181.00) is a specialized relay used to wire both mats and edges for fail-safe triggering of the intended safety function.
More Hubbell-Wiegmann Enclosures Added
AutomationDirect has added 206 Hubbell-Wiegmann® enclosures in 15 different configurations.
New models include disconnect, pushbutton, padlocking, keylocking, floor-mount, freestanding and stainless steel enclosures, consoles/consolets, and enclosures with knockouts.
The extensive Wiegmann product line of over 2,200 enclosures includes NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 or 13 rated models in a wide variety of carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum and fiberglass construction. Enclosures are available in wall-mount, floor-mount and freestanding form factors.
Same-day shipping is available on select enclosure models and other sizes and products can be shipped within 15 business days. Enclosures carry a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Custom user specified factory cutouts are also available on select Wiegmann enclosures.
C-more 10-inch widescreen and 15-inch base model HMI touch panels
The new C-more 10-inch full featured EA9-T10WCL widescreen color TFT touch panel ($685.00) has three serial ports, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, one SD memory card slot and audio line out. Screen resolution is 1024 x 600 pixel WSVGA in 64k colors.
The C-more 15-inch base model EA9-T15CL-R color TFT touch panel is $1,299.00 and includes one Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, one serial port, two USB ports and two SD memory card slots. Screen resolution is 1024 x 768 pixel XGA in 64k colors.
Both touch panels are 12-24 VDC powered and an optional attachable AC power adapter is available. The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (for indoor use only) and are programmed using the EA9-PGMSW programming software, priced at $99.00.
C-more HMI touch panels are UL, cUL & CE approved and have a 2-year warranty.
New Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels
New lower priced C-more Micro EA3 series HMI panels, available in touch and non-touch versions, have a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and 12 selectable LED-driven backlight colors. The panels feature a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five user-defined function keys each with a red LED indicator. Each panel has one RJ12 serial port for programming and PLC connection (supports only AutomationDirect/Modbus PLC protocols).
The EA3-S3ML-RN C-more Micro non-touch panel, priced at only $98.00, is NEMA 1 as shipped but is NEMA 4/4X indoor, when installed with an available optional gasket. The EA3-S3ML-R C-more Micro touch panel ($146.00) is NEMA 4/4X and IP65 (indoor) rated.
These panels are powered through the RJ-12 serial port of most AutomationDirect PLCs, or from the USB port of a PC using the EA-MG-PGM-CBL (USB to RJ12) cable.
Productivity1000 Stackable Micro PLC
The new Productivity1000 stackable micro PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of AutomationDirect's Productivity controller family. The P1000 is packed with many of the features of the Productivity series but housed in a smaller, slimmer design to provide space, budget and time savings.
The full-featured P1-540 CPU ($169.00) has 50Mb memory; 4 built-in communications ports including micro USB, Serial RS-485, Serial RS-232 and Ethernet 10/100Mbps. The built-in Micro SD card slot provides data logging up to 32GB (card sold separately).
The P1000 PLC supports up to 8 I/O modules for a total of 128 discrete I/O points or 32 analog I/O channels. A full lineup of 14 discrete and analog I/O modules is available.
ProductivitySuite programming software is a free download and the P1000 starter kit ($399.00) has everything you need to get started.
New CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with built-in analog I/O
CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units provide both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs.
These CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with combinations of current and voltage 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC inputs and outputs; and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs.
The units feature one built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet communications port for both programming and Modbus TCP networking, plus RS-232 and RS-485 ports.
Ethernet/Analog PLC units include a calendar/real time clock, battery backup and are configured with free programming software.
CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC Units have a 2-year warranty and start at $179.00.
StrideLinx Reliable, Secure Remote Access
STRIDE StrideLinx provides secure access over the "industrial internet" to remotely connect, monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices. StrideLinx easily and affordably cloud enables any Ethernet-ready device.
The StrideLinx platform consists of three types of VPN routers and two antenna sets (Wifi and cellular). 5GB monthly data bandwidth is included free and subscription options include additional bandwidth (up to 50GB) and cloud data logging. The StrideLinx platform allows unlimited users, and unlimited concurrent client and mobile connections.
Starting at $450.00, router options include wired, cellular 4G LTE and WiFi. The AT&T 4G LTE model allows access to remote locations that do not have internet access. The WiFi model allows configuration of the router as an access point or client. All models have 4 LAN ports and a WAN port for optional wired connections.
Next Generation GS4 Series DURApulse AC Drives ... up to 300 hp
The DURApulse GS4 series of AC sensorless vector drives includes many of the same standard features as our other GS drives including dynamic braking, PID, and adds much more.
GS4 drives are available up to 300hp in the 460V models, up to 100hp in the 230V models. All of the 230V models can run on 3-phase or single phase.
Starting at $422.00, GS4 drives have a 100kA Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR), a 50°C operating temperature rating, and STO (Safe Torque Off) is built in.
Modbus RTU/ASCII and BACnet protocols are built in and can be upgraded with optional Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP communication cards.
The smart keypad with QuickStart menu can be remotely mounted for easy configuration / control.
Every drive has a built-in PLC (up to 10k steps) and software for both the drive and the PLC are available on CD or as a free download.
Flexible Multi-Conductor Shielded Control Cable
Flexible multi-conductor control cable is now available in shielded and unshielded versions ranging in sizes from 18 to 10 AWG and with three to 41 conductors. Individual stranded copper conductors have black PVC/Nylon insulation and are marked with identification numbers. With a rugged premium grade TPE outer jacket, cables are flexible for easy installation and are available in 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000-foot reels.
Shielded versions include both an overall aluminum mylar foil tape with drain wire and tinned copper braid for maximum effectiveness against external electrical noise interference.
The cables are resistant to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, and are suitable for wet and dry, indoor and outdoor locations. These multi-conductor flexible control cables are UL and CSA approved and RoHS compliant. Reel prices start at $50.00.
More Koyo Encoders - light-duty incremental and medium-duty absolute
Two Koyo light-duty incremental encoder product lines have been expanded and a higher resolution Koyo medium-duty absolute encoder has been added.
The TRD-S Series of 6mm solid shaft and TRD-SH Series of 8mm hollow shaft incremental encoders now have 5-12 VDC open collector output versions in addition to the existing 12-24 VDC open collector or 5 VDC line driver output versions. These light-duty industrial grade incremental encoders have an IP40 environmental rating with resolutions available from 100 pulses per revolution to 2500 ppr and up to a 200 kHz maximum response frequency. Koyo light-duty incremental encoders start at $90.00.
TRD-NA Series absolute encoders are now available in resolutions up to 2048 ppr. Starting at $271.00, these medium duty encoders feature a small 50mm diameter body and are splash proof IP65 rated.
SureMotion® Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators
SureMotion Generation 2 Compact and Value Line motor-ready actuators have been added to replace existing actuators of the same model, length and screw pitch. With reduced parts count, the Gen 2 actuators provide even more reliable operation.
Starting at $1,129.00, self-contained Gen 2 Compact slide actuators are available with travel distances to 36 inches and travel speeds up to 20 inches per second. Compact Gen 2 actuators have an integral wireway through the body and a more robust motor mount that fits both NEMA 17 and 23 motors.
Value Line linear slide actuators (starting at $789.00) are available with travel distances ranging from 6 inches to 24 inches. The Gen 2 actuators add integral sensor mount grooves and a more robust motor mount. These versatile units can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or inverted without loss of load capacity.
IDEM Viper Series Safety Relays
Viper Safety Relays from IDEM are designed with enhanced LED diagnostics and simplified screw or pluggable connection wiring. Six new configurations of DIN rail mount 24V AC/DC safety relays are now available.
Starting at $120.00, IDEM SCR21, SCR32 and SCR73 Series single/dual channel Viper safety relays provide up to 7 safety output contacts and 3 auxiliary output contacts for E-Stop relay or safety gate relay applications.
SCR3142TD Series Viper safety relays (from $337.00) have a configurable delay function and 8 status LEDs for easy diagnostics. Applications include guard door monitoring, emergency stop devices and sensors.
SEU31 series Viper safety relay expansion modules (starting at $125.00) can be directly wired to the SCR21, SCR31, SCR73, and SCR3142TD series safety relays to provide additional safety contacts.
BRX Analog I/O Expansion Modules
The versatile BRX Micro PLC system combines powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. One of the unique features of the BRX platform is its ability to expand its capability to fit the application.
New analog I/O expansion modules are available in high-resolution current/voltage and temperature models.
Two 8-channel analog current and voltage input modules and two 8-channel current and voltage output modules are available. Current signal ranges are 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA; voltage ranges are 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, +/- 5 VDC, +/- 10 VDC. Input and output signal resolution is 16-bits (external 24 VDC required).
The new 4-channel temperature module supports type J, E, K, R, S, T, B, N, C thermocouples. The module can also be configured for millivolt level analog inputs.
BRX analog I/O modules start at $187.00 and have a two-year warranty.